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*"What is the true measure of spiritual maturity? Many believe maturity is measured by either exuberance in religious activity, freedom in worship, mental apprehension of biblical concepts or impact on ministry. The most anointed in ministry or the most influential in various realms of life are considered to be the most mature. Few consider the quality of one's interior life as the measure of passion and maturity, that God truly looks upon the heart. Few stop to ask, "How tender is my heart to God and how responsive is it to His name and ways?" As believers we must cultivate a tender and responsive heart to God and be vigilant in the possession of our souls. The Bible warns of a time in the future when the love of many will grow cold and great pressure on the earth will result in unprecedented levels of suffering and mistreatment. In this 2-part series, Allen Hood shows how responding rightly to mistreatment now is the surest path to maturity in this life and rewards in the next. "The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us" (Rom. 8:18)."
*Quoted from www.ihop.org
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July 3, 2014 Subject:
Growing Through Mistreatment
This message will change your life. It is a message of hope and of freedom from a life of continued slavery to sin for those of us who were taught that sanctification and holiness isn't attainable until we are in our glorified bodies.
November 9, 2008 Subject:
Growing Through Mistreatment
Joshua 1:9Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
1BE MERCIFUL and gracious to me, O God, for man would trample me or devour me; all the day long the adversary oppresses me.
2They that lie in wait for me would swallow me up or trample me all day long, for they are many who fight against me, O Most High!
3What time I am afraid, I will have confidence in and put my trust and reliance in You.
4By [the help of] God I will praise His word; on God I lean, rely, and confidently put my trust; I will not fear. What can man, who is flesh, do to me?
5All day long they twist my words and trouble my affairs; all their thoughts are against me for evil and my hurt.
6They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they watch my steps, even as they have [expectantly] waited for my life.
I bless the LORD for the HOlY SPIRIT that lead me to this site. July 4, 2008 , I had to flee my home due to domestic violence. Domestic Violence is not always the hitting it is the words that tear you down year after year. I asked the LORD to show me His will not mine. He took His hand off my verbal batter and I can say that Penniah was a sweet heart. This was the confirmation I needed to move forward. Within 24 hours I was the one removed and thrown into exile separated from my 16 yr old son. What I have learned is that if I did not know Jesus I would be in a fetal position. I am still in court and because I am standing up for my right I am the one still be victimized. Yet, this was not about me it was for me to stand and see what women go through when they turn their lives around and the court system victimizies. I am ten years clean, did 4 years in prison and God took a foolish thing of the world to confound the wise. I am operating even in this storm supernaturally 4 ministries outreach. The latest is I WILL SHELTER YOU MINISTRY. I minister to women who are in trauma and the system only offers a bed I offer Jesus and His continued love. What makes them belive is that I a Pastor and living in the shelter yet my life is moving on because I stay in the presence of the LORD. This series has blessed me to make sure that I daily bless those who has wronged me. For the Word declared that mothers would be against daughters and my batter is my mother. Who did not like that I who was once 5th generation of witches now serves the True and Living God and will not return to Egypt. I have yet to see my son since this attack in high places yet I know that I am only the vessel that God is using for change and for that I say thank you LORD>